June 2011


Talents of Sosaria Gallery

Submitted by UO_Herald on June 24, 2011 at 4:10 PM CDT
UO Community News

Originally posted 24 Jun 2011 16:54:57 EST by Kai Schober on the UO Herald:

Again we want to support the start of the weekend with some art from the Talents of Sosaria. Cear Dragon of shard Atlantic sent us this work called "Underworld".

You can find an overview of all already released artworks in our dedicated Facebook album.

Enjoy!



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Summary of the Game Balancing Changes

Submitted by UO_Herald on June 24, 2011 at 2:07 PM CDT
UO News

Originally posted 22 Jun 2011 11:41:01 EST by Bonnie "Mesanna" Armstrong on the UO Herald:

Greetings,

In yesterday's downtime we have started to bring some changes to Test Center 1.

The following list is a short summary of the addressed topics:

Focus Skill Spec - Increase of spell damage increase cap from 15% to 40% for templates that focus in only one spell school.

Poisoning - A few tweaks to Poison and Poisoning Skill

Healing Skill

Cure Potions

Cleansing Winds

Enchanted Apples

Petals/Poison Immunity

Special Moves

  • Lightning Strike
  • Dual Wield
  • Defensive Mastery
  • Block
  • Psychic Attack
  • Force Arrow

Chivalry

  • Divine Fury
  • Cleanse by Fire
  • Enemy of One
  • Remove Curse
  • Consecrate Weapon

For details of all the changes, please see the discussion thread on stratics.

We look forward to your constructive feedback.

To read the full article on the forums, click HERE.

TC1 Downtime - 06/21

Submitted by UO_Herald on June 21, 2011 at 10:22 PM CDT
UO Customer Service

Originally posted 21 Jun 2011 17:10:03 EST by Bonnie "Mesanna" Armstrong on the UO Herald:

We will be taking down TC1 to get ready for a PVP update. Please check stratics tomorrow for full details of all the upcoming changes.
We look forward to hearing your feedback.



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Talents of Sosaria Gallery

Submitted by UO_Herald on June 17, 2011 at 8:15 PM CDT
UO Community News

Originally posted 17 Jun 2011 14:26:38 EST by Kai Schober on the UO Herald:

Before the weekend starts, we want to share this entry for the Talents of Sosaria. Ashlynn of shard Chessy has created 'Hermits Point'.

You can find an overview of all already released artworks in our dedicated Facebook album.

Enjoy!



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Publish 70.0.5 World Wide Release - 06/15

Submitted by UO_Herald on June 14, 2011 at 9:38 PM CDT
UO Publishes

Originally posted 14 Jun 2011 16:33:52 EST by Kai Schober on the UO Herald:

Greetings!

Publish 70.0.5 will be release to all shards during the next maintenance cycle. These are the complete publish notes:

Publish 70.0.5


Echoes of the Past – Ter Mur Live Event – Phase 1

We are pleased to announce that the Echoes of the Past event will commence shortly within Ter Mur on all shards. The first phase will begin with a quest provided by Queen Zhah herself in the Royal City Throne Room. This quest will take you to a newly opened piece of Ter Mur, and begin to show a glimpse into the history of the Gargoyle kingdom.

We invite you to take part in this story and help save Ter Mur!

Bug Fixes


  • Fixed the issue that stopped players from stealing from monsters
  • Fixed an issue with Tinkering



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Publish 70.0.5 comes to Origin - 06/14

Submitted by UO_Herald on June 13, 2011 at 9:16 PM CDT
UO Publishes

Originally posted 13 Jun 2011 18:29:14 EST by Kai Schober on the UO Herald:

Greetings,

We'll push Publish 70.0.5 to Origin tomorrow, Tuesday 14th. The shard will be taken down at 11:00 am EDT.

This will also include a mandatory client patch.

Please keep an eye on the UO Herald for updates.



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Buddy Referral System Temporarily Unavailable From Monday On

Submitted by UO_Herald on June 10, 2011 at 10:10 PM CDT
UO Customer Service

Originally posted 10 Jun 2011 23:00:33 EST by Kai Schober on the UO Herald:

Greeting,

On Monday, 06/13, we will temporarily disable our Buddy Referral System due to internal changes. If you have friend who still have to test Ultima Online - Sunday is the day to bring them aboard.

We can't give you an exact date then the system will be available at the moment, but we'll inform you as soon as it's back.

As usual, keep an eye on the Herald.



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Talents of Sosaria Gallery

Submitted by UO_Herald on June 10, 2011 at 11:46 AM CDT
UO Community News

Originally posted 10 Jun 2011 12:05:40 EST by Kai Schober on the UO Herald:

We will finish our two weeks full of talent like we started them - with another artwork from Queenie of Drachenfels. This one is called 'Adventure In Twisted Weald'.

We are proud to have received so many great proofs of creativity. If you want to contribute and make a tribute to UO, please check the Talents of Sosaria announcement on the UO Herald.

There will be more to publish.



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Publish 70.0.5 comes to TC1

Submitted by UO_Herald on June 10, 2011 at 11:40 AM CDT
UO Publishes

Originally posted 10 Jun 2011 11:06:41 EST by Kai Schober on the UO Herald:

Greetings,

We are pushing Publish 70.0.5 to TC1 this afternoon and will do a small Client Patch at the same time.

You can find the Patch and Publish notes below:

Publish 70.0.5


Echoes of the Past – Ter Mur Live Event – Phase 1

We are pleased to announce that the Echoes of the Past event will commence shortly within Ter Mur on all shards. The first phase will begin with a quest provided by Queen Zhah herself in the Royal City Throne Room. This quest will take you to a newly opened piece of Ter Mur, and begin to show a glimpse into the history of the Gargoyle kingdom.

We invite you to take part in this story and help save Ter Mur!

Bug Fixes


  • Fixed the issue that stopped players from stealing from monsters
  • Fixed an issue with Tinkering

Enhanced Client 4.0.14.5


  • Cliloc updates
  • Ter Mur world building update

Classic Client 7.0.14.4


  • Cliloc Updates
  • Ter Mur world building update



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Talents of Sosaria Gallery

Submitted by UO_Herald on June 9, 2011 at 4:53 PM CDT
UO Community News

Originally posted 9 Jun 2011 17:42:27 EST by Kai Schober on the UO Herald:

Here is another entry from Sakura shard. Romeo created this picture of 'Mesanna'.

Come back tomorrow for the next picture. You can find an overview of all already released artworks in our dedicated Facebook album.

Enjoy!



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Magincia House Plot Lottery Ticket Sales Analysis

Submitted by UO_Herald on June 8, 2011 at 3:43 PM CDT
UO News

Originally posted 8 Jun 2011 16:27:11 EST by Kai Schober on the UO Herald:

Overview

During the Magincia House Plot Lottery event, Ultima Online ran a lottery to win ownership of a number of 15x15 house plots located on the newly-rebuilt Isle of Magincia. There are 22 of these plots per facet (Felucca and Trammel), and 27 shards. Siege Perilous, having no Trammel facet, only had only 22 raffled plots, while the remaining 26 shards auctioned 44 plots. The total number of plots raffled is 1,166.

Due to mistaken deletion of a related in-game object, there are no logs for plot SW-4 on the Trammel facet of the Atlantic shard. The numbers in this analysis therefore only include values for 1,165 lotteries. The numbers of tickets sold are in actuality slightly greater than those reported here. It is possible to estimate values of the missing data by extrapolation, but we make no attempt to do so here.

Each of the 22 plots per facet were raffled in one of two ways: One Ticket Per User Account (“limited”), and Unlimited Tickets Per Customer (“unlimited”). 12 of the plots were limited lotteries, while the other 10 were unlimited. Limited-lottery tickets cost the player 10,000gp, and the unlimited-lottery tickets cost 2,000gp each.

Here are some overall statistics for the lottery:

  • Total Ticket Sales
    • Total ticket sales for Limited Lottery plots were 139,482 (1,394,820,000gp).
    • Total ticket sales for Unlimited Lottery plots were 23,710,748 (47,421,496,000gp).
    • The total amount of gold spent on lottery tickets was 48,816,316,000gp.
  • Player Participation
    • 9,655 user accounts bought tickets for the lottery
    • 9,266 users bought tickets for Limited Lottery plots
    • 7,329 users bought tickets for Unlimited Lottery plots
    • 6,940 users bought tickets for both types of lotteries
  • Winner Distribution
    • 833 unique user accounts won plots from the lottery
    • 1 user won 10 plots
    • 2 users won 7 plots each
    • 8 users won 6 plots each
    • 7 users won 5 plots each
    • 17 users won 4 plots each
    • 40 users won 3 plots each
    • 112 users won 2 plots each
    • The remaining 646 users won a single plot

Details – Limited Lotteries

The complete report showing Limited Lottery Ticket Sales by Shard, Facet, and Plot can be downloaded in a pdf. We include summary lines by Facet and Shard, with grand totals.

Details – Unlimited Lotteries

Here we present a breakdown of the ticket sales for this lottery, summarized in several different ways. The column headers in these summaries are as follows:

  • Plot Player Total Average Median Std Dev Max (Chance) Winner (Chance)
  • Shard, Facet, and Plot – these indicate the location of the plot by server and facet, and include the plot number as used in-game for the lottery.
  • Player is the number of unique user accounts that purchased tickets in that particular lottery.
  • Total is the total number of tickets purchased for that lottery
  • Average shows the average (or mean) number of tickets purchased by each participant of that plot’s lottery.
  • Median shows the median value of tickets purchased; half the participants of that lottery purchased less than this number while the rest purchased more.
  • Std Dev shows Standard Deviation, which is the dispersion from the mean value amongst ticket purchasers. This number is the square root of the variance in ticket sales. A higher value here indicates a larger range in number of tickets purchased for that lottery.
  • Max is the number of tickets purchased by the largest ticket purchaser; the (Chance) column beside it shows the chances that user had of winning.
  • Winner indicates the number of tickets purchased by the plot’s winner, and the (Chance) column beside it shows the chance that user had of winning.

The complete report showing Unlimited lottery ticket purchase information, broken down by individual plot, grouped by shard and facet can be downloaded in a pdf.



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Talents of Sosaria Gallery

Submitted by UO_Herald on June 8, 2011 at 2:44 PM CDT
UO Community News

Originally posted 8 Jun 2011 12:10:20 EST by Kai Schober on the UO Herald:

Today's new entry to the Gallery is called 'The Reliable Friend'. It was created by Chosl of the Sakura shard.

Come back tomorrow for the next picture. You can find an overview of all already released artworks in our dedicated Facebook album.

Enjoy!



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Promotional Codes

Submitted by UO_Herald on June 8, 2011 at 2:40 PM CDT
UO Customer Service

Originally posted 8 Jun 2011 10:45:31 EST by Kai Schober on the UO Herald:

Greetings,

We have turned on the ability to enter your promotional codes from the Rustic and Gothic Theme packs. If you have entered them earlier please enter them again to receive the Raised Garden Bed or the Chest of Sending.



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Reminder: Purchasing Codes Prior to Live Date

Submitted by UO_Herald on June 6, 2011 at 5:26 PM CDT
UO Customer Service

Originally posted 6 Jun 2011 18:02:29 EST by Kai Schober on the UO Herald:

When purchasing codes for the latest virtual items from UOGamecodes, instructions and patch notes have stated that the codes would not be active for all servers until 7 June. However, some players have attempted to activate their codes prior to the live date.
In an effort to insure all players will be able to use codes already entered, and future codes are active, we will need to disable the promotion system until 8 June (Wednesday) 14:00 GMT (10 am EDT).

For all who currently have codes, you will be able to re-enter them in game to receive your in-game item after the live date.

It is fine to pre-purchase codes, please do not attempt to redeem them until 8 June. We will make a post to the Herald when players are able to enter codes.



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Publish 70.0.4 World Wide Release - 06/07

Submitted by UO_Herald on June 6, 2011 at 5:21 PM CDT
UO Publishes

Originally posted 6 Jun 2011 17:42:25 EST by Kai Schober on the UO Herald:

Greetings!

Publish 70.0.4 will be release to all shards during the next maintenance cycle. These are the complete publish notes:

To read the full article on the forums, click HERE.

Talents of Sosaria Gallery

Submitted by UO_Herald on June 6, 2011 at 5:18 PM CDT
UO Community News

Originally posted 6 Jun 2011 13:58:51 EST by Kai Schober on the UO Herald:

This week we start the Gallery of the Talents of Sosaria with a portrait of an 'Elven Prince'; sent to us by White Dove of the Atlantic shard.

Come back tomorrow for the next picture. You can find an overview of all already released artworks in our dedicated Facebook album.

Enjoy!



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Stirrings in the Dark

Submitted by UO_Herald on June 3, 2011 at 3:18 PM CDT
BNN

Originally posted 3 Jun 2011 12:08:03 EST by Bonnie "Mesanna" Armstrong on the UO Herald:

By Vincent Hatcher

A lone and hooded figure walked through the streets of the Royal City, a living ghost among the shattered buildings and empty streets. Crushed, useless wings hung like wilted petals from its back; silent and broken, Zhah was a pale, shattered shadow of her once powerful self.

The broken and mangled bodies of her people littered the streets, their blood staining the very ground they had fought so valiantly to defend. In the end, it had all been futile. All around her, the agonizing screams of those who had not been fortunate enough to die quickly assaulted her ears, damning her for failing them. She clutched her hands to her ears, shaking her head like a madwoman, wishing that the cries would end and the tortured remnants of her people would be granted the one solace remaining to them: death.

To read the full article on the forums, click HERE.

Talents of Sosaria Gallery

Submitted by UO_Herald on June 3, 2011 at 3:03 PM CDT
UO Community News

Originally posted 3 Jun 2011 10:19:02 EST by Kai Schober on the UO Herald:

New day, new picture. Cear Dragon of the Atlantic shard sent us this replication of the ‘Shrine of Humility’ on the isle of fire.

We will be back on Monday with a new picture. You can find an overview of all already released artworks in our dedicated Facebook album.

Enjoy!



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Ultima Forever Website

Submitted by UO_Herald on June 2, 2011 at 7:03 PM CDT
UO News

Originally posted 2 Jun 2011 18:10:00 EST by Kai Schober on the UO Herald:

Stretching across dozens of games and three decades’ time, millions of people from all over the world have set out on great adventures in the world of Ultima. They have braved perilous dungeons, faced off against fearsome enemies, conquered lands and saved worlds.

Today we have launched a website dedicated to that heritage – ultimaforever.com! Over the coming months, ultimaforever.com will be expanding, looking back at over 30 years. For a start, we are pleased to officially offer the full, original PC version of Ultima IV for download.

Check it out.



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Talents of Sosaria Gallery

Submitted by UO_Herald on June 2, 2011 at 3:40 PM CDT
UO Community News

Originally posted 2 Jun 2011 10:03:55 EST by Kai Schober on the UO Herald:

The artwork for today was submitted by Yurina who plays on Origin shard. Obviously she has a great affection for 'An Iron Beetle'.

Come back tomorrow for the next picture. You can find an overview of all already released artworks in our dedicated Facebook album.

Enjoy!



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Publish 70.4 comes to Origin

Submitted by UO_Herald on June 1, 2011 at 5:48 PM CDT
UO Publishes

Originally posted 1 Jun 2011 17:11:52 EST by Kai Schober on the UO Herald:

Today Publish 70.4 comes to the Origin shard along with the Enhance Client Patch 4.0.14.4 and the Classic Client Patch 7.0.14.3. The shard will be unavailable until approximately 7pm EDT.

In the meantime we wanted to share the notes for your reading pleasure, thanks!

To read the full article on the forums, click HERE.

Talents of Sosaria Gallery

Submitted by UO_Herald on June 1, 2011 at 5:43 PM CDT
UO Community News

Originally posted 1 Jun 2011 10:16:25 EST by Kai Schober on the UO Herald:

Today’s talent comes from shard Asuka. Peil has created a model of her favorite character – Wiv, the Queen of Thieves.

Come back tomorrow for the next picture. You can find an overview of all already released artworks in our dedicated Facebook album.

Enjoy!



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